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09 January 2017
Interactive 2016 Beef Board Annual Report Highlights Results
US - The 2016 Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) Annual Report now is available to provide results of Beef Checkoff Programs to the beef producers and importers who invest in this national self-help programme....
06 January 2017
Tijuana Seminar Offers Fresh Ideas for US Beef Customers in Mexico
MEXICO - Wrapping up a series of 2016 US beef cutting and cooking seminars in key Mexican markets, USMEF conducted one in Tijuana for clients of La Canasta, a major US beef importer. ...
28 December 2016
Study Shows Beef Maintains Favorable Tenderness Ratings
US - Favorable tenderness ratings for beef steaks, which have improved significantly since 1990, have remained steady over the past five years, recent research shows. This quality retention has occurred despite environmental and financial challenges that...
27 December 2016
AHDB Reports Beefy Christmas in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Quality Standard Mark English beef has been launched in top stores in Hong Kong in time for Christmas....
15 December 2016
Why Beef Quality Grades are Improving
US - Prices have eased, but a 10-year uptrend in beef quality from US grain-fed cattle remains in place. That is partly because lower quality beef has sold at a widening discount to average quality, says a beef cattle specialist with the Certified Angus...
14 December 2016
Checkoff Logs Record 3,300 BQA Certifications
US - This fall, more than 3,300 producers from across the country became Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified, the largest number in the history of free-certifications supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI)....
EU Beef, Pork Products Mean Quality, Safety and Tradition
EU - The global trend for new and interesting food means people’s food tastes are becoming increasingly varied. Consumers want safe, high quality products, and tender meat that’s juicy and aromatic - qualities for which European pork and beef is ranking...
13 December 2016
Scotch Beef, Lamb High Profile at British Pie Awards
SCOTLAND, UK - All eyes will be on the pies at the British Pie Awards next year where Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will play starring roles as the sponsors of two classes....
14 October 2016
Global Beef Associations to Gather in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand is hosting beef producers from the International Beef Alliance in Taupo next week. ...
30 September 2016
Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG study commissioned by the US Grains Council. ...
20 September 2016
Bayer, Monsanto Agree to Merge
GLOBAL - Bayer and Monsanto have announced a merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
11 August 2016
Adding Meat, Milk to Diet Dramatically Improves Nutrition for Poor Zambians
ZAMBIA - Since 1961 in Zambia there has been a notable decline in the availability of milk, meat, eggs, and beans, and an increase in cassava and vegetable oils....
18 July 2016
Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
11 July 2016
Taiwan Lifts Ban on Canadian Beef
CANADA - Just over a week after Mexico lifted its remaining import restrictions on Canadian beef, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare lifted its temporary ban on Canadian beef. The announcement came Friday, July 8, reports Sarah Mikesell. ...
27 June 2016
Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
23 June 2016
Will El Niño Bring a La Niña Drought to the US Midwest?
ANALYSIS - As the US Midwest comes out of its very strong El Niño, it could transition into La Niña. Could that mean drought for Midwest farmers? ...
20 June 2016
Five-Year Strategic Plan Approved by GRSB in Chicago
ANALYSIS – A five-year strategic plan was approved by a unanimous vote from the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) Board of Directors at the GRSB Semi-Annual Board Meeting in Chicago last month. ...
15 June 2016
Diverging Consumer Demands Put Contradictory Pressures on Producers, Says Prof. David Hughes
UK - “Quite clearly, the future is bright for animal-derived protein consumption. However, the further polarization of consumer demands presents a real challenge for the livestock and dairy industry,” warned Prof. David Hughes, Emeritus Professor...
03 June 2016
McDonald’s Concludes Sustainable Beef Pilot in Canada
CANADA - McDonald’s Canada has announced the successful conclusion of its Verified Sustainable Beef Pilot, an industry-first. ...
12 May 2016
New Research: Time to Switch Antibiotic Resistance Focus from Use to Environment
ANALYSIS - Scientists have discovered a “startling” lack of resistance genes in meat, and their new research suggests the need to switch focus from reducing antibiotic use to traffic from humans to animals, and back to humans via the environment....
26 April 2016
Farming Group Launches Major Campaign on Benefits of Livestock
EU - Farming organisation Copa & Cogeca launched a major campaign in Brussels today to underline the multiple benefits of the EU livestock sector and meat for growth, jobs, vibrant rural areas, a balanced diet and to show the high production standards...
13 April 2016
CoBank: Protein Markets Benefit from Low Feed Costs, But Supplies, Exports Are Concern
ANALYSIS - The animal protein and dairy industries continue to benefit from lower feed costs, but building protein supplies and weak export markets are a concern, according to CoBank’s quarterly economic report....
05 April 2016
Calls for More Promotion as British Beef Price Drops to 5-Year Low
UK - Beef prices have now dropped to a five year low, and yet the retail price has remained relatively static with a 1-2 per cent increase, the National Beef Association (NBA) has said....
Meat Could Help Older People Lose Weight Without Losing Muscle
US - New research supported by the US' beef checkoff showed that high-quality protein can help increase physical function during weight loss in older obese adults....
18 March 2016
Scotch Beef Gets Radio Exposure
SCOTLAND, UK - Over 2.2 million Scottish consumers are hearing about Scotch Beef PGI in a new radio campaign launched this month by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
17 February 2016
Industry to Work More Closely Together to Promote Beef, Lamb
UK - The supply chain must continue to find ways to work together more closely to stimulate demand for beef and lamb, an industry round table meeting agreed last week....
01 February 2016
Marks & Spencer, Waitrose Top List for Farm Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the highest marks in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report....
29 January 2016
AHDB Turns Down Proposal to Fund Ladies in Beef
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has turned down a £50,000 proposal to fund Ladies in Beef work in the coming financial year....
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